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  • Parliamentarians and ClientEarth in Republic of Congo Discussing forest governance with parliamentarians in Republic of Congo

    Parliamentarians from the Republic of Congo met with members of Congolese civil society and ClientEarth at the Ministry of Justice in February for a roundtable discussion on forest conversion and community forestry.

  • yellow buoy on sea for story saying Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law

    Sanctions for fishing violations are inconsistent and toothless, according to a major report released today by the European Commission.

  • polluted park High Court orders UK air pollution hearing

    The High Court has ordered a hearing into the government’s application to delay publication of a crucial clean air plan for the UK.

  • children biking for story saying UK government makes last ditch bid to delay essential clean air plans UK Government makes last-ditch bid to delay essential clean air plans

    The UK Government made a last-ditch bid to delay publication of its air quality plans on Friday evening, citing “pre-election proprietary rules”.

  • fishing boats in Martinique MEPs urged to vote against allowing the use of fishing subsidies to expand fishing fleets

    ClientEarth has joined over 100 environmental organisations in writing to members of the European Parliament (MEPs), urging them to vote to maintain the ban on subsidies for the construction of new fishing vessels.

  • Confidentiality provisions make pesticide statistics unfit for purpose

    The commission published a report on the application of Regulation 1185/2009 concerning statistics on pesticides. Analysis by Ludwig Kramer.

  • Stonechat on barbed wire Commission white paper on the future of Europe gives little importance to the environment

    Ludwig Kramer explains why the Commission’s white paper on the future of Europe fails to recognize the environmental challenges facing Europe.

  • pink flowers in front of green mound with mountain in background James Thornton named in top 10 environmental heroes on Earth Day

    The survey is revealed today to mark Earth Day 2017 – an international day of support for the environment and sustainability.

  • tree silhouette power line Prepare the grid for new energy era, say lawyers, as UK sees longest coal-free stint yet

    Coal-free days like today should prompt the government to make the grid ready for a different, cleaner energy mix.

  • moon in blue sky with tree leaves in foreground How can the law hold companies to their zero-deforestation commitments?

    Companies which make zero-deforestation commitments, but don’t take any action, could be held legally accountable under EU consumer protection law.

  • Photo of man on park bench for story saying environmental justice case fast-tracked as UK government mounts attack on legal rights Court costs’ case fast-tracked as UK government mounts attack on legal rights

    A judge has fast-tracked ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB’s case over new environmental justice rules.

  • A decaying log in Bialowieza Forest More logging in Bialowieza Forest announced as Commission urged to act

    Poland announces more intense logging in Białowieża Forest, a year after ClientEarth and others lodged a complaint to the European Commission.

  • Theresa May outside Number 10 Downing St announcing General Election 2017 Environment and pollution ‘should be at heart of snap UK election’

    James Thornton, CEO of ClientEarth said a snap election is a perfect opportunity for all parties to put the environment and pollution at the heart of their agendas.

  • clouds-from-above EU Ombudsman opens inquiry into Council transparency when discussing draft EU legislation

    The Ombudsman’s letter to the Council demonstrates a structured approach to the question of institutional transparency and demands answers to some significant questions on the Council’s current practice.

  • child with hat and gloves in park Do you know what air pollution is doing to your body?

  • Image of a forest focusing on the trees England’s 25 year plan for the environment lacks the policies needed to realise the government’s vision

    The UK Government’s draft environment plan sets out an ambitious goal, but lacks the details needed to demonstrate how they will achieve their aims.

  • Image showing a windfarm on a hill overlooking a field of crops Bulgaria faces EU Commission scrutiny over state aid misuse

    ClientEarth has triggered an examination of State aid given to polluting Bulgarian coal power plants by submitting a complaint to the EU Commission.

  • Howth: The island of Ireland's Eye, part of the Special Area of Conservation Reefs, sandbanks and shallow bays – using the law to protect marine ecosystems

    This briefing series provides campaigners with the tools to effectively use the law to protect marine wildlife

  • bridge at sunset for story saying government challenged over missing carbon plan as pressure to publish mounts.jpg UK Government challenged over emissions reduction plan as pressure to publish mounts

    ClientEarth has challenged the UK government over its continuing delay on publishing a new emissions reduction plan.

  • pile of rocks by a still lake in the mountains The climate turning point must be 2020

    ClientEarth backs Mission 2020, a campaign launched today that aims to reach the climate turning point by 2020 by increasing ambition and urgency on climate action.

  • palm oil trees in row in shadow MEPs call for EU measures to tackle palm oil deforestation

    New EU measures to tackle palm-oil related deforestation are needed, the European Parliament voted yesterday. The EU is the second largest global importer of palm oil.

  • gulls by the sea for story asking how can technology help tackle overfishing How can technology help tackle overfishing?

    Technology could be key to end overfishing, according to a new video showing how cameras and sensors can be used to monitor fishing boats at sea.

  • St Paul and Millennium Bridge at night with blue sky and moon London Ultra Low Emission Zone could be introduced in 2019

    The Mayor of London has announced the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect in April 2019, a year earlier than planned.

  • Harbour porpoise for story asking how does the UK protect harbour porpoises and what happens after Brexit? How does the UK protect harbour porpoises, and what happens after Brexit?

    The UK government has finally proposed five new protected areas for the vulnerable harbour porpoise – under threat of legal action from the European Commission. What happens next?

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